Swords earmarked for rapid, destination and ‘en-route’ electric car infrastructure

The Swords area has been identified for a number of different types of electric car charging points as part of a Dublin Metropolitan Area EV report. In good news for motorists, consultants working for Dublin’s local authorities, have identified Swords as a strategic location for infrastructure to accomodate residential charging, rapid charge for commuters and…

Public toilet on North St, construction begins

The public toilet planned for North Street in Swords started construction this week. In a note to Councillors this week the operations manager stated: The contractor anticipates at this stage that he has approximately 3 weeks of ground works on site before the toilet is installed. There will be some commissioning works following that before…

No more dangerous bus parking as new pedestrian crossing due for Swords Manor park entrance

A new pedestrian crossing at Swords Manor has been given funding as part of the Fingal County Council’s Programme of Works for 2022. This comes following ongoing complaints of dangerous bus parking and speeding in the area making access to the park dangerous for park users. The location had been used frequently by bus drivers…

PRESS RELEASE Calls for Ward River Valley Masterplan to be brought forward following tree removal from Ushers Lake

Shock was expressed from a number of Swords residents yesterday following the removal of a number of mature trees from the Ushers Lake area. On the back of this local Green Party Councillor Ian Carey is calling for the masterplan for the park to progress to consultation immediately. The works were being done by contractors…

Is your home about to be hit with more airport noise? Understand the health impact

Airport noise is about to increase significantly in Swords, Malahide, Portmarnock, Hollystown, St Margarets, Coolquay, Rolestown and more. If current proposals from the Airport Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) proceed, there will be a big increase in night time noise in many Fingal communities. Next week there will be a free online talk from internationally renowned…

‘Car free’ neighbourhoods and priority for active travel, added to Development Plan

Fingal County Council will encourage the development of ‘car free’ neighbourhoods in the coming years, following agreement at a recent Development Plan meeting. Inspired by the positive experiences of communities in Utrecht and Houten in the Netherlands, councillors agreed wording that would ‘encourage the development of car free neighbourhoods and streets’ in the new Fingal…